How our hostas are packaged
We take pride in every plant we send out and make sure we only send you a hosta we would be happy to receive ourselves. Each plant is hand selected by one of our team and is checked over to ensure it is healthy. We will never send you a plant that we believe will fail. Once selected, your plants will be removed from their pots, this helps to keep your delivery costs down and makes for a lighter package with less chance of damage to the plants themselves. The soil on the roots is carefully brushed off, then the roots are wrapped. Once we have repeated these steps with all of your plants they are then ready for packaging.
As well as growing all of our plants in peat-free compost we have endeavoured to make our packaging as environmentally friendly as possible. Our packaging is 100% biodegradable.
Box - Recyclable
Packaging Chips - 100% Biodegradable
Paper - Made from 100% Recycled Paper
Tape - Made from 100% Recycled Paper
Cling film - 100% Biodegradable
All the hostas we grow range in size from 9cm to 2L pots subject to varieties and availability. These are young and semi mature plants. All plants arrive bare root.
(Above, an example of the dormant plants we send out in the Autumn and Winter)
(Above, an example of what we send to you in the Spring and Summer)
When do we send?
We send orders out all year round with the months of April, May, June and July being the busiest. When ordering hostas online in the winter months your plants will be sent dormant, without foliage to damage they travel very well. During the late Summer and Autumn months hostas will start to get there Autumn colours and die back. We will still send these as Autumn is a great time for planting but be aware the plant will not be as attractive as it would be in the middle of Spring.
Who delivers our hostas?
All of our orders are sent by Royal Mail first class or Parcel Force for larger orders. This ensures your hostas spend as little time in transition as possible. We aim to send all orders placed before noon the same day if possible, you will receive this within 1-2 working days. We do not send orders out on Friday during the Spring and Summer as there is a risk they would not get to you until Monday which in hot weather can be bad for the plants.
PLEASE NOTE ONCE DELIVERED PLANTS WILL NEED TO BE PLANTED IMMEDIATELY.
Mainland UK delivery is £5
FREE delivery on orders over £50
Dear Customer, we are still sending orders as normal. There is however a slight delay on our usual speedy service due to delays with Royal Mail. Please bare with us as we process your order. Kind Regards.